August 24, 2017

Ignorance Carries a Fearful Price

• By John F. Chisholm • We have dogs.  I've told you that.  In fact, we have a lot of dogs.  Having four or five home at any one time is nothing unusual.  Sometimes it's more.  Rarely is it any … [Read more...]

The Definition of Stubborn

• By John F. Chisholm • Putting this farm to bed every fall feels like more of an effort than it used to be.  The farm has grown, it's true.  Worse, I'm older.  Alas!  That's true, too. Some … [Read more...]

The Best Thing about the Hershey Car Show

• By John Chisholm • I went with an old friend to the Hershey, Pennsylvania Car Show last week. There were, of course, a lot of cars.  Many were rare, beautifully restored or exceptionally well … [Read more...]

The Art of Finishing

• By John F. Chisholm • These last two months I've been obsessing, completing a novel. Bear with me.  I need to analyze exactly what I'm saying.  I mean every word. Obsessing; I've met the … [Read more...]

Portrait of My Mother

• By John F. Chisholm • My younger sister, Helen, sent me a black and white photograph of our mother last week. It's one I've never seen before. That much is easily explained.  Mother died in … [Read more...]

The Most Disarming Compliment

• By John F. Chisholm • Kindness is the most disarming compliment. I don't normally take compliments well, either, I always wonder what I'm missing. It's a curious disability, not one I'd … [Read more...]

Safety Requires Effort

• By John Chisholm • Safety requires effort. I have an example.  It's convoluted, but accurate.  More importantly, it's true.  Please bear with me. My Land Rover has a 19-gallon fuel tank.  … [Read more...]

Presidents Hate Me

• By John Chisholm • What is it about expenses?  They all come at once. Seriously.  Think about it.  Every December financial mayhem arrives the 25th.  It's as regular as clockwork.  OK.  We do … [Read more...]

For the Love of a Black Cherry Tree

• By John Chisholm • I love black cherry trees.  I love their scented, white, columnar blooms and the vivid red and purple veins embedded within their dark green leaves.  Their cherries are small ― … [Read more...]

A Wonderful Time

• By John F. Chisholm • I traveled to Searsport the other day.  Doug and I worked on my Daimler.  The weather was horrible with a wet, heavy snow falling.  The roads were treacherous.  Saying the … [Read more...]